Alas Fair Face (Pilkington, Francis)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Voice and Keyboard

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For Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass and Keyboard

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General Information

Work Title Alas Fair Face
Alternative. Title Why Doth That Smoothed Brow
Composer Pilkington, Francis
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFP 1
First Publication. 1605 in The First Book of Songs or Airs of Four Parts
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation voice, lute, viol (or 4 voices)

Misc. Comments

  • According to Grove Music, the original instrumentation was SATB voices with lute or orpharion and bass viol. The versions for 4 voices and lute were published in The Old English Edition (London, 1897-8), and the versions for voice and lute were published in 1922. The Introduction to the The Old English Edition of the collection, however, states that the 4-voice version was probably an afterthought and not intended with lute/viol, which was used for the single-voice version.